At Little Box of Rocks, we believe crystals are more than just a type of rock (We envision them buzzing around like little pixies in the night.) This is why it’s so important to give them the care they deserve. After all, they’ve journeyed a long way to get to you, and we all need a bit of TLC at the end of a lengthy road trip…
Since crystals have the power to retain energy from you, other people, or the environment, it’s important to cleanse them frequently. If you’ve received a healing crystal gift from us, the very first thing you’ll want to do with them is to cleanse them of any lower energies they might have acquired on their journey to you. There are many cleansing methods, but here are some simple ways that are tried and true:
Hold your crystal under clean, running water, or place them in a glass with fresh water. Add Himalayan Rock Salt for extra assistance in clearing harmful energies. If you live near the ocean or a fresh stream, it is optimal to wash them there (natural bodies of water are recommended). Keep your intention in mind throughout this entire process so that they can be cleared of all negative energy and re-energized.
Like crystals, plants emit their own energetic vibrations. You can amplify energy by placing your crystals near growing plants. This will benefit both the plants, and your crystals.
Open up the blinds and place your crystals on a windowsill that receives radiant sunlight during the day. The Sun is a form of energy with one of the highest vibrations, therefore will benefit your crystals immensely.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try burying your crystals in a safe place in the soil, overnight. During a full moon is when you’ll gather the most energy. It is believed that the luminous power of the moon will re-charge them.
Burn either of these herbs in a heat-safe dish, while passing your crystals through the path of the smoke. It is important that you always hold the intention in your mind in order for them to be fully cleansed and purified.
And voila, it’s that easy!
Once you have programmed a crystal, it will emit the energetic frequency of your desired intention until it is re-cleansed. You can program and cleanse your stones as many times as you wish, allowing them to help you with all sorts of life’s situations, big or small. It is believed that meditating with a stone, or carrying it with you, can help you tune in to its energy and manifest your deepest wishes and most desired intentions.
More of an audio-visual learner? Check out our video on How to Cleanse Healing Crystals: